The 54-year-old actress starred in ‘The Blue Room’ on Broadway in the 90s and ‘Photograph 51’ in London’s West End in 2015, but Nicole admits that her stage fright has become more “intense” over recent years.
She said, “I almost had a heart attack doing that play. The stage fright gets more intense as you get old. Everyone said it would get less scary. It did not.”
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The Oscar-winning star - who has Sunday, 13, and Faith, 10, with Keith Urban, as well as Isabella, 29, and Connor, 26, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise - prefers to spend time in Nashville, Tennessee, with her young daughters than put herself through the stress of a live performance.
She told DuJour magazine: “I have this huge desire to be there for them. I don’t want to miss their bedtime. That bedtime is so deeply important for me. We talk. We try to have some consistency."
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“The biggest consistency is ‘I’m here, and I love you, and that will never change.’ It’s a constant balance.”
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